EM—Journal: 2.2 CSW Composite

2.2 CSW Composite (March 2013)

Issue 2.2, CSW Composite, takes its shape from bits and pieces gathered at the First-year Writing Program's Fall 2012 Celebration of Student Writing—bits and pieces we have organized into a multi-authored portrait of the event. The issue follows a logic similar to glass mosaics and shell art: an overall coherence forms as smaller pieces gradually aggregate into some greater arrangement. The Celebration of Student Writing, or CSW, is a biannual showcase featuring student projects developed in Eastern Michigan University's First-year Writing Program. Started in 2000, the Celebration is now in its twelfth year. It is regularly scheduled late in the semester. In Fall 2012, the largest-ever event of its kind at EMU featured projects from 1339 students enrolled in 54 sections of ENGL121: Researching the Public Experience. Another 362 student-writers taking ENGL120, Writing the College Experience, attended the 90-minute event, and several contributed to this special issue. (Photo credit)